A 21-year-old unemployed, Kafui Asemsuro was on Tuesday remanded into Police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defiling a 13 -year-old pupil in a nearby bush at Legon.
Asemsuro charged for defilement has pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Ms Ellen Amoah.
The court noted that the offence preferred against Asemsuro was a non bailable, hence remanded him to reappear on February 4.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Veronica Mercy Ofei told the court that the victim resides at Ateamu, near Legon in Accra, whiles Asemsuro resides at Zongo Junction, near Madina.
Prosecution said on January 16 this year, the victim went out to sell her roasted plantain.
Asemsuro lured the victim into a nearby push under the pretext of purchasing all the plantain and threatening the victim with a knife had sex with her.
Prosecution said the victim after various screams was rescued by Madam Elizabeth Achaa Nyarko.
According to prosecution, Madam Nyarko led the victim to lodge a complaint with the Police at Legon, who also issued a medical form to the victim for examination and treatment.
The Police mounted a search in the bush and smoked out Asemsuro from his hideout and apprehended him. GNA